Math Circles Meeting: April 18th, 2015

The 5th meeting of the Islander Math Circles, Spring 2015

FacilitatorAubrey Rhoden and Kim Moore

AgendaStochasticity and Coin Flipping

Let’s Do an Experiment!

Coin Flipping

 A Close Look at the Results

  • What is the largest number of heads you had in a row?

  • What is the largest number of tails you had in a row?

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Exploring Probabilities

Exploring Coin Flipping

  • What is the probability of getting 2 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting 3 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting 4 heads in a row?

  • What is the probability of getting a string of 7 heads or 7 tails if you flip a coin 100 times?

Pascals

Pascal’s Triangle and Coin Flipping

More Patterns in Pascal’s Triangle

Fibonacci n-step Number Sequences

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